Who will make a play for Diamond's stable of snack brands?

Who could swoop for Diamond Foods? 

Diamond Foods side-stepped market talk it has put itself up for sale and even suggested it would be open to broadening its own portfolio dur...

Dairy and meat industries would welcome latest German research on trans fats

Trans fat studies show complexity of health debate

Two pieces of research in Europe on trans fat underline the complexity of dietary science and, therefore, the formulation of product develop...

Fonterra remains cautious on commodities volatility as prices recover

Fonterra's full-year results – 10 things to learn

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra reversed its first-half profit drop to report a massive jump in full-year earnings yesterday (24 September)...

ConAgra focused on lifting the sales trajectory of around 60% of its consumer foods portfolio

ConAgra suggests there is life in old brands yet

Much has been made of the decline of legacy brands in the US, which have failed to keep up with shifting consumer demands. In its second-qua...

Joined-up approach to food safety needed in US

What peanut exec sentence says about food safety

This week saw the owner and CEO of the now defunct Peanut Corporation of America, Stewart Parnell, sentenced to a 28-year jail term over his...

Innovation on display at Natural Products Expo East

just-food's pick: Natural Products Expo East 2015

The natural products sector has waived in a seismic shift in the mainstream shopping habits of American consumers. This has attracted the at...

How full service restaurants, pubs can maintain momentum 18 Sep 15

The fundamentals of Britain’s strengthening economy are favouring restaurants right now, particularly full-service restaurants and pubs. These sit-down eateries appear to be benefiting not only from improving consumer confidence and customers’ increasing willingness to spend, but also from people’s growing interest in new flavours.

Kellogg eyes long-term benefits of Africa investment 17 Sep 15

US cereal giant Kellogg announced earlier this week that it has entered into a joint venture agreement to step up its presence in Africa. Kellogg has partnered with Tolaram Africa, the local arm of Singapore-based conglomerate Tolaram Group. While the deal will not provide an immediate lift for Kellogg's struggling sales, it positions the cereal giant for long-term growth in a region of increasing importance for consumer goods companies. Katy Askew reports.

Thought Leaders

Mondelez 'preparing to sell European cheese unit'

Katy Askew | 2 Oct 15 Brands including Philadelphia could be on the block

Mondelez International is reportedly planning to sell its European cheese and grocery business in a deal that could be valued at as much as US$3bn. 

Unilever acquires Italian gelato group Grom 

Katy Askew | 2 Oct 15 Gelato maker Grom acquired by Unilever

Unilever has announced the acquisition of Grom, a premium Italian gelato maker that operates over 60 shops in Italy and around the world. 

St Mamet sold to PE firm Florac

Stuart Todd | 2 Oct 15 St Mamet claims to account for 40% of France's supermarket and catering canned fruit sales

French private-equity firm Florac has purchased tinned fruit maker St Mamet from a group of Italian co-operatives, Conserve Italia.

Recent News - (Updated: 7:14pm 2 Oct 2015)

Lifeway Foods reports mixed H1

Slovakia to cut sales tax on food lines

Sovereign Food Investments in mystery talks

Hochland launches first vegan products

Findus brand re-enters two categories in France

Hovis latest UK baker to enter "thins" segment

Industry news of week - Quorn, Mondelez, Kellogg

Food industry quotes of the week - Quorn, ConAgra

How Thai Union wants to be sustainability "leader" 28 Sep 15

Ben CooperTwo 'hottest hotspots' for global seafood companies are illegal fishing and labour, Dr McBain says

When unveiling its new name and corporate identity last week, seafood giant Thai Union Group placed sustainability at the heart of its agenda. Following her appointment as the company's group director of sustainable development, Dr Darian McBain spoke with Ben Cooper about Thai Union's approach to sustainability and aspirations for the future.

Sir Kensington's co-founders on growth plans after investment round 16 Sep 15

Dean BestSir Kensington's cash injection to fuel growth

Fledgling US condiments maker Sir Kensington's, which is building a business supplying retailers like Whole Foods and foodservice chains like Bareburger, has secured financial backing from Verlinvest, the Belgium-based private-equity firm backed by shareholders in brewing giant AB InBev, and the founder of Vita Coco, the coconut water business. In just-food's latest bitesize interview, Mark Ramadan and Scott Norton, the co-founders of Sir Kensington's, talk to Dean Best about how they plan to use the funds.

Ballymaguire Foods MD outlines UK ready meal ambitions 8 Sep 15

Hannah AbdullaEdward Spelman, MD, Ballymaguire Foods

Irish private-label ready-meals maker Ballymaguire Foods has opened a new domestic plant it hopes will help expand its presence in the UK. The company says demand for ready meals continues to rise in Ireland and the UK and managing director Ed Spelman talks to Hannah Abdulla about the group's plans to tap into that growth.

Austria joins list countries opting out of GMOs

Katy Askew, just-food editorial team Katy Askew | 25 Sep 15

Austria has become the latest country to join a growing list of European national governments who are opting out of allowing GMOs to be cultivated on their land.

Food brands have yet to fully exploit the rise of online grocery

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 23 Sep 15

Online selling still represents a huge opportunity for food manufacturers to develop a better understanding of their shoppers and to reach them directly, according to a new report set to be published next month.

GMO opposition mounts as Northern Ireland reveals bans

Katy Askew, just-food editorial team Katy Askew | 22 Sep 15

Opposition to the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food continues to prove a controversial issue.

Quorn Foods agrees sale

Quorn Foods agrees sale

Private-equity firm Exponent has struck a deal to sell the UK-based meat-free business to Philippines group Monde Nissin.

B&G Foods enters US frozen with Green Giant deal

B&G Foods enters US frozen with Green Giant deal

Taking on the struggling Green Giant business with a US$765m deal marks B&G Foods' entry into the US frozen sector. Will it pay off?

E-Grocery Market in India - Market Research 2015-2019

E-Grocery Market in India - Market Research 2015-2019

E-grocery enables consumers to purchase grocery online via COD, credit cards, or internet banking accounts. Online grocers allow private individuals and businesses to purchase products of their choice without any time or location constraints. The online grocery market has gained momentum in recent years due to a growing number of new entrants in the Indian market. Many venture capitalists and angel investors are showing interest in e-grocery as there is immense potential and scope for growth... Read more

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Global Bakery & Cereals Market: Merger and Acquisitions August 2015

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Nuts in Germany

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Chilled Processed Food Packaging in the United Kingdom

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The Future of the Soups Market in Japan to 2019

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